hyp·no·sis /hipˈnōsis/
Noun: An artificially induced altered state of consciousness, characterised by heightened suggestibility and receptivity to direction.

hyp·no·ther·a·py /ˌhipnōˈTHerəpē/
Noun: Therapy based on or using hypnosis, often in the treatment of emotional and psychogenic problems.

Hypnosis is accepted as a powerful tool for change within both the fields of medicine and self-improvement. Hypnosis is often referred to as hypnotherapy when it is used to make a positive, long-lasting change in a person. Millions of people have been successfully treated for a wide range of conditions.

Some conditions that respond well to hypnotherapy include:

  • Confidence/Self Esteem
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Weight Loss
  • Smoking Cessation

Misconceptions & Misunderstandings

Hypnotherapy differs from stage hypnosis. Many techniques employed in stage shows are used for effect and audience members will be pre-prepared and compliant 'volunteers'.

An individual cannot be made to do anything against their will while they are in a hypnotic state.